Michael W. Hoops

Special Counsel

  • Michael W. Hoops
  • Phone: +1 212 471 1846
    Fax: +1 212 202 4881

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086
  • Duane Morris LLP
    1075 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1700
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3929

Michael W. Hoops practices in the area of immigration law. Mr. Hoops has experience with securing U.S. permanent residence, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa status for foreign national employees as well as assisting clients with U.S. Department of Labor compliance programs.

Mr. Hoops is a 1996 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he was associate editor for the Hofstra Law Review, and a graduate of Boston University.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law


  • New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1996
    - Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review
  • Boston University, B.A., 1992


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2017-present
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP/Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP/Paul Hastings LLP
    - Senior Attorney, 2007-2016
  • Elliot & Mayock LLP
    - Associate, 2005-2007
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP/Frost Brown Todd LLC
    - Associate, 2002-2005
    - International Tax Consultant, 1999-2001
  • RIA Group
    - Developmental Editor, 1996-1999

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Navigating Leave Issues During COVID-19," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, October 29, 2020
  • Speaker, "Immigration Update," Duane Morris Institute Employment Law Insights Conference, New York City, November 8, 2017
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, New York, May 4, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Author, "Retroactivity, Implied Waiver, and the FSIA: Is it Time to Reform the Law of Sovereign Immunity?" Note, Hofstra L. Rev. 515, 1996

Representative Matters

  • Successfully overcame Notice of Intent to Deny issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in connection with I-140 Multinational Manager Immigrant Petition.
  • Successfully responded to numerous Requests for Evidence issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in connection with H-1B petitions, L-1 petitions, and I-140 petitions.
  • Successfully responded to numerous Audit Notices issued by the U.S. Department of Labor in connection with PERM application filings.
  • Successfully overcame denial of H-1B petition filed by prior counsel with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Successfully overcame denial of PERM application filed with U.S. Department of Labor upon Request for Reconsideration.